verb (used with object) Surgery.
- to do a resection on.
- (tr) surgery to cut out part of (a bone, an organ, or other structure or part)
1650s, from Latin resectus, past participle of resecare “to cut off, cut loose, curtail,” from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + secare “to cut” (see section (n.)). Surgical sense is from 1846. Related: Resected; resecting.
- To perform a resection on a part of the body.